Futoshi is a character in DARLING in the FRANXX.

He's a Parasite with codename "214" of Thirteenth Plantation, where he's partnered in boy-girl pair with Ikuno to pilot a FRANXX called Chlorophytum. His original partner was Kokoro, while his original FRANXX was Genista.


He has a hefty build and a kind face. He is quite tall, being the second tallest next to Goro. He has short auburn-brown hair that hangs lightly over his forehead. His thick, stumpy eyebrows and round, playful eyes give him an approachable quality. Often seen by others as "fat", becoming the butt of many jokes on the subject. Usually he is holding some article of food when lounging around the barracks.


He's optimistic and does things at his own pace, he is also surprisingly sensible and openly voices nearly anything that comes to mind. He gets along with everyone and has a friendly demeanor. He takes his promises seriously and cares for his squad mates. Even though he broke down when Kokoro ended their partnership he was quick to forgive her and supportive of her decision.


Like the other members of his unit, Futoshi was raised in the Garden and lived there until being moved to Cerasus: The thirteenth plantation[1].

Episode 01: Alone and Lonesome

Episode 02: What it Means to Connect

Episode 03: Fighting Puppet

Episode 04: Flap Flap

Episode 05: Your Thorn, My Badge

Episode 06: DARLING in the FRANXX

Episode 07: Shooting Star Moratorium

Episode 08: Boys × Girls

Episode 09: Triangle Bomb

Episode 10: The City of Eternity

Episode 11: Partner Shuffle

Episode 12: The Garden Where It All Began

Episode 13: The Beast and the Prince



Futoshi and Mitsuru's relationship is up int he air right now. They have had several conflicts all with Kokoro directly being the reason and his desire to protect her. From an hostile tones to Futoshi punching him. Futoshi doesn't seem to like his stand off attitude that he has had for most of the series. He does appear to see him as a comrade though. This is seen when he quietly congratulated Mitsuru when finally able to power the Gentista back up during the battle with the Klaxosaur in episode eleven. He also got a promise to protect Kokoro from that point on.


At the beginning, it is shown they have a positive and friendly relationship towards each other. This continues even as he flirts with her. She doesn't appear to mind it at the beginning. Although as his feelings grow and he continues to be to honest, Kokoro does start to appear to become flustered by them, as seen in Episode 8 "Boys x Girls", where he tells her in front of everyone that he has always thought her beautiful. Leading up to Episode 11 "Partner Shuffle", his feelings have grown to the point were he asks her to promise they will remain partners forever, as he promises her the same.

When she asks to attempt a partnership with Mitsuru this blindsides and devastates him. But he rebounds remarkably fast basically forgiving her within hours. He even makes an attempt to assure her and give his support for her decision.

He is very protective over her and this has made him attack Mitsuru twice and attempt to get a promise form him to protect her, which he eventually gets. He doesn't realize that his feelings were love until after everything in "Partner Shuffle" had calmed down.

So far there appears to be no further fallout from her decision to end their partnership.


They seem to have a good relationship. Futoshi is the first to ask about Hiro's health after his second time piloting with Zero Two.

Zero Two

He is weary of zero Two at first but warms up toward her with the rest of the squadron, and highly regards Zero Two's involvement valuable to the squad.



They appear to have a friendly relationship.



Zorome seems to like teasing and poking fun at Futoshi a lot, but they're good friends and often play with each other.


They are currently partners.


Futoshi's nickname may use some of the numeral's readings from his real name "Code:214": fu from 2 ( () , fu), to from 10 ( (とお) , ) and shi from 4 ( () , shi). Futo can be written in kanji "太", which means fat or thick, in what's most likely also a reference to his appearance.


DARLING in the FRANXX appearances
Episode 01 Episode 02 Episode 03 Episode 04 Episode 05 Episode 06 Episode 07 Episode 08 Episode 09 Episode 10 Episode 11 Episode 12
Episode 13 14 Episode 15 Episode 16 Episode 17 Episode 18 Episode 19 Episode 20 Episode 21 Episode 22 Episode 2 Episode 24


"Don't call me "fat"!" —Futoshi

"Hurting a girl is the worst thing a man can do!" —Futoshi

"I'll just eat it so it doesn't go to waste." —Futoshi

"I wonder If I'll be able to fight properly." —Futoshi




  1. Episode 12
STAMEN Hiro | Goro | Zorome | Futoshi | Mitsuru
PISTIL Zero Two | Ichigo | Miku | Kokoro | Ikuno
OTHER Naomi | Old Woman | 081 | 090 | 245 | 9'α | 9'β | 9'γ | 9'δ | 9'ε
APE Papa | Vice Chairman | Gorilla | Marmoset | Lemur | Baboon | Tarsier
Dr. FRANXX | Hachi | Nana
FRANXX Strelizia | Delphinium | Argentea | Genista | Chlorophytum | Standard | 9 Model
EPISODES 01 | 02 | 03 | 04 | 05 | 06 | 07 | 08 | 09 | 10 | 11 | 12
13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24
CHAPTERS 01 | 02 | 03 | 04
MUSIC KISS OF DEATH | Torikago | Manatsu no Setsuna | Beautiful World | Hitori
LOCATIONS Cerasus | Garden | Chrysanthemum | Gran Crevasse | Cosmos